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Microsoft License Mobility - AWS Webinar - Sept 13, 2011


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This webinar designed for organizations presently using Microsoft Windows Server and server applications, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Standard Edition Server, SQL Enterprise Edition Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server, Lync Server, and Systems Center servers and looking to leverage their existing license investments to deploy AWS cloud-based solutions. Presenters include License Mobility experts from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

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Microsoft License Mobility - AWS Webinar - Sept 13, 2011

  1. 1. Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurancefor Windows Server Applications on the AWS Cloud Lisa Williams, AWS Lance Spratt, Microsoft
  2. 2. Overview of the Program
  3. 3. License Mobility Announced“As customers evaluate and move their workloads andserver applications to the cloud, they are looking toleverage existing licensing investments. This includestaking advantage of cost savings that Service Providerscan deliver through shared infrastructure to achieveeconomies of scale and operational efficiency. To helpaddress this, Microsoft will start offering license mobilityin July to extend customers’ current Volume Licenseinvestments under Software Assurance (SA) to thecloud.” – Microsoft
  4. 4. Benefits for Customers Flexibility:  Increase flexibility to deploy workloads on-premises and on AWS  Move application server workloads to AWS without additional licensing Cost Effectiveness:  Take advantage of existing licensing investments when deploying to the cloud  Capitalize on AWS’s lower-cost infrastructure platform  Enhance the value of Software Assurance with an additional benefit Manageability:  Leverage existing Microsoft license agreements to run on AWS. No new licensing terms.
  5. 5. What is License Mobility w/ Software Assurance? License Mobility through Software Assurance gives Microsoft Volume Licensing customers the flexibility to deploy Windows server applications with active Microsoft Software Assurance on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the Software Assurance benefit customers do not need to purchase new licenses, and there are no associated mobility fees. Available July 1, 2011
  6. 6. Volume License w/ Software Assurance (SA) Volume Licensing programs include the Enterprise Agreement, Enterprise Subscription Agreement, Open License, Select Plus and Microsoft Open Value Agreement. All programs where Software Assurance is an option. SA is Microsoft software maintenance program aimed at business users who use Microsoft Windows Server and desktop application that provides upgrade rights.
  7. 7. Eligible Server Applications SQL Server Standard Edition SQL Server Enterprise Edition SharePoint Server Exchange Server Dynamics CRM Server Lync Server Systems Center servers
  8. 8. Windows Server on AWS The Microsoft Windows Server® operating system is not included in License Mobility and continues to be provided as an EC2 instance AWS will continue to offer SQL Standard instances
  9. 9. A Few Details
  10. 10. How Does License Mobility Work on AWS? One server application license may be assigned to one AWS instance (no size limitations)For example:1 SharePoint Server license = 1 AWS instance (anyinstance type, no minimum)
  11. 11. Application Client Access Licenses (CALs) On-premises CAL’s can be applied to AWS instances of the Microsoft Server Applications, but more CAL licenses may be required in the event of more connections (mirrors their current enterprise usage). Exactly the same as on-premises today.
  12. 12. 90-Day Rule License Mobility instances must be assigned to an AWS Region (within a 4 hour time difference) for a minimum of 90-days  AWS’ US-East and US-West are considered one region  After 90-days license can be moved to another region, 90-days clock resets
  13. 13. Customer License Verification All customers using License Mobility through Software Assurance must complete a license verification process with Microsoft. Microsoft will then verify that the customer has eligible licenses with active Software Assurance. Microsoft will also provide confirmation to the customer and to the service provider that the customer has successfully completed this verification process Customer may deploy their application server software prior to the verification process being completed; the customer is responsible for managing true-ups and renewals as required under their Microsoft agreement
  14. 14. Case Studies
  15. 15. US Government official website that provides easy access to data related to the Recovery Act for the reporting of potential fraud, waste and abuse.  Started as platform for development, testing and failover quickly moved to production  Increased security, faster performance and provisioning  Migration took 22 days  Expects to save $750k within the first yearSW Apps: Microsoft: SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008, Forefront System Center Operations Manager, Windows Server 2008 Esri: ArcGIS – Geo SAP: BusinessObjects
  16. 16. Amazon uses SharePoint to manage their global intranet site to manage documents, publish process, share ideas, capture and report metrics and other mission critical uses  Reduce procurement and provisioning time, reduce operational costs  Scalable for any fast growing company  Full security review  Procurement time reduced to 6 weeks.  Annual costs cut by 22%
  17. 17. Resources and More Information AWS License Mobility Summary: Microsoft Licensing Website: Microsoft Software Assurance: Email Question: